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Crispy Skillet Chicken with Bruschetta Pasta


I will be undergoing a blog redesign throughout the rest of this week and weekend. Read more about how this might affect you here.  A couple of weeks ago MyHandsomeHusband and I went grocery shopping together late, oh so very late at night.  Because grocery shopping very late at night with your special person is […]


Change on the Horizon


Hey there, everyone. Hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend full of great food and wonderful company. 🙂 Today, I want to make you aware of some changes coming up this week here at Jamie Cooks It Up! For the past several months I have been working with a wonderful graphic designer (Pam Bowers […]


Memorial Day Tribute


On this beautiful Memorial Day Monday I am inclined to pay tribute to the men and women who have died fighting for the freedom of all Americans. I learned today that over 1,300,000 soldiers  have given their lives for the cause of freedom, since the time of our country’s birth. I honor them today, and […]


Banana Split Ice Cream Dessert


If you are looking for a knock your socks off, simple to put together, frozen dessert of wonder and bliss… Look no further, man. You have found it! This Banana Split Ice Cream Dessert has all of the elements of a Banana Split all piled up and made to look fancy and party worthy. 🙂 […]


30 Summer Barbecue Recipes


Can you believe another school year is about to close its doors and Summertime is just on the horizon! Bring on the sunshine and lack of homework. I am all about it. 🙂 Since Memorial Day Weekend is just a few short days away I thought I’d post a Summer Barbecue Recipe Roundup for you […]


Cake Mix Cookie Bars


I was thrilled when Kettle Brand Chips and BlogHer asked me to participate in the “Perfect Picnic Pairing” campaign. I love packing up a picnic tote  and carting my kids off to the park to enjoy it in the company of friends. Today, as part of this campaign I have a wonderful cookie bar recipe […]


Simple Skillet Breakfast Potatoes


A couple of weeks ago MyTeenSonMark came to me and said… “So, um…hey, I kind of told my Young Mens Group (for those of you unfamiliar with The Mormon Church, Young Mens is a Youth Church Group of 14-16 year old boys)  that you might be willing to…you know. Like, teach us how to cook. […]


Coconut Cream Poke Cake


It’s no secret that I love coconut!  Coconut Cream Cupcakes are just about the most heavenly treasure of my life.  I know many of you enjoy them as well! I have had a lot of requests lately to make a Coconut Cream Cake version. So as to cut down a little on time. And I […]


Tatertot Casserole


This Tatertot Casserole is a great feed-your-family-quick-and-cheap kind of meal. It’s a simplified spin on the classic Shepards Pie that so many of us grew up with and love. A hearty, flavorful ground beef mixture is topped with green beans, tasty tatertots and yummy cheddar cheese. You know about tatertots, don’t you? Don’t feel embarrassed if you […]


15 Things I Loved About Being A Mom This Year


No recipe today, ladies and gentlemen. I have for you instead a few thoughts about Mothers Day. Many of you know that I have 5 kids, ages 6 right up to 15. My main, first, most important job in life is to be their Mom. I love it. I truly do. I count myself blessed beyond […]